Let the sun shine

The oft-asked question:

“How can you stand living in the Northeast, with all that snow and cold weather? Why not move somewhere warmer.”

The answer is simple. As I strolled to the communal mailbox gazebo here on Weathering Heights this afternoon I couldn’t help but smile to myself. No heavyweight coat needed, no hat, no gloves, no snow on the road or walkway. And this was just a day after the first appreciable snowfall of The Winter It Didn’t Snow.

What we also did NOT have this winter:

Tornadoes

Droughts

Dust storms

Hurricanes

Earthquakes

Sub-zero temperatures

Proof of global warming? I’m still not sold on that one, particularly the version that says we’re responsible for the latest warming cycle among zillions the planet has experienced over the eons.

I think it’s more karma, the kind that is making Snowbirds rethink going south for the winter and bragging about it all summer when they’re at home back here. We’re now able to pose a question for them:

“How can you stand living part-time in the South, with all the cold temperatures, rain and tornadoes? Why not stay here where it’s cool and calm?”

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About Bill Dowd

Webmaster/social media coordinator for the Southern Rensselaer County NY Rotary Club.

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